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Acadian Cultural Center

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Address: 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-232-0789
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We have been here several times and if you are new to the area you can understand some of the culture from watching the films and viewing the articles in the museum

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Pensacola
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been here several times and if you are new to the area you can understand some of the culture from watching the films and viewing the articles in the museum

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Not much to do on weekends here. Based on reviews we really wanted to see this but it is not open on Sunday at all and only open on Saturday until noon

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Easton, MD
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This park service cultural center is simply wonderful and educational. The short film is a wonderful history of, and introduction to, the acadian people. The film is well-done and I'd advise seeing it before you tour the exhibits. The displays have great detail in words & sound so take time to peruse. There is a great staff & sweet little... More 

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Munich
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43 reviews 43 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very informative, interesting and thought-provoking exhibit detailing the life, culture, history, stories of Cajun people. The 30 min film is very good too.

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Jericho, Vermont
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The videos are excellent and set the stage for the displays. Some of the displays have sound, and be sure to listen to them.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Best FREE attraction to visit if you want to learn about the Cajun Deportation. Excellent video shown on the hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is great and the friendly & helpful staff are even better. The 35 min dramatic film plays every hour. Last showing is at 3:00pm, so be sure to make it there by 3. The museum/exhibit area is interesting. We learned a lot. We got good tips on where to go and what to do, as the locals go... More 

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Kent Island, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice museum with enthusiastic park service employees. Great photos and artifacts. A 35 minute film is available, all free of charge

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The movie shown at the NPS Acadian Cultural Center provided a detailed overview of how the French people who were first exiled to Canada by the French, then exiled from Canada by the British, and then ended up in south Louisiana. The accompanying exhibits included many interesting artifacts depicting the architecture of homes in the area, and insight into the... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette is just one of several cultural centers in Louisiana sponsored by the national park service. By the time we got to Lafayette, this one was closed for the day. But we were glad to get to visit the one in Eunice, Louisiana. I write this review here to point out to Lafayette travelers that... More 

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